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October 29, 2019

Chateau HAUT-BRION makes CLARENDELLE. So, when you are paying this cheap and you are getting the confidence associated with the famed Chateau Haut Brion, you can't lose. 

This 2015 Clarendelle has a bright, medium ruby colour and features excellent balance. It is a rip...

October 25, 2019

Bright, medium lemon with pale rim. Classic Viognier rendition with a full nose of orange blossom, peaches and pears.

Juicy. A citrusy palate with hints of kimquat, pineapples along side with salintiy, which leads to a strong mid-palate that will go well with seafood a...

October 8, 2019

Deep ruby. Dark fruited in high contrast to Chateau de Roques fro the same appellation. Extracted, still of well-balanced wine, although ABV is 15%, so bit heavy but round in taste and a good company for a beautiful piece of red meat. A delicious mid-palate food wine....

October 8, 2019

Medium ruby with a pink rim. Red fruits with soft tannins and aroma of lightish floral note(iris, violets)spices, oak, cedar and chocolate. On the palate, it is delicate and fruity with intense and persistent flavours of red and black fruit. Tannins are also present, w...

October 7, 2019

Riesling is without question Germany's favourite grape. Widely planted, though once derided, Riesling is the superstar of the white wine world at the moment. There is a lot of scope for versatility with this off-dry, German Villa Maria Riesling Spatlese 2017 which is c...

September 26, 2019

Dark ruby with tight ​​garnet rim. Quite some violet reflexes, delicate marginal brightening. The blend from merlot (82%),  Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon gives in the glass a deep and sustaining bouquet of ripe black fruits, spices and roasted murrain. Undernea...

September 26, 2019

This top Cuvee wine forms from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon brings acidity, fruit and round palate weight. The vintage 2015 is ripe with structure — a bright and lively white with sliced-apple and -lemon character. Medium-bodied, this wine gives fresh acidit...

August 28, 2019


 

Straw yellow, lively and bright, with brilliant greenish reflections.
 
This Cantina del Bertello Ciapat Roero Arneis 2016 is fresh and crisp, with delicate floral, citrus green pear, plum, gooseberry, notes of 'green' banana, peach, apricot, with hints of orange pee...

August 26, 2019

Straw yellow colour with greenish reflections. Citrus sensation, floral, white pulp fruit. Sapid, with good acidity and structure, soft and delicate. Lurking behind is a new dimension of the tropical, mandarin orange fruit, pink grapefruit, orange peel, a hint of marzi...

Kaesler makes dense wine, but this deep rubied 2003 Barossa Shiraz gives open and sturdy fruit, with tannin and acidity all in balance. I in the same style of Barossa Valley Shiraz, it's big and bold but the rich, spicy, chocolate fruitcake never really steps over the...

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This is a consolidation of the tasting and papers

written from 2006 to 2013. These write-ups had been with the orginal site Wine and Beyond, Yahoo, until the service stopped by Yahoo in September 2013.

 

For years I have been working with wines, either buying it, selling it to wine companies, lecturing and writing about it, and, not unimportantly, enjoying it with friends. If any of the articles on this site are worth reading it is due to my teachers, my mentors, my peers and friends, my students, and in particularly my editors who ignite in me a desire to communicate in wines.

 

Clinging to the trellis of wine, I started to get more and more involved with estates and winemakers, by supporting them with consultancy in communication and marketing. The more I spend my time outside Hong Kong, the more I sense a desire to be part of the international wine family.

 

Writing about wine represents a moment of reflection, curiosity, atitudes and a desire to analyse often hidden structures and history, in an effort to make the wealth of wine accessible to a targetted, and hopefully larger audience.

 

I am not sure if I can wine proivde more accessible to all through this blog. But I am sure to write in wine means being involved in wine and  to remain as impartial and objective as possible.

 

Kevin Tang.

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